The guarantee of origin (GO) is a transferable electronic 'certificate' granted to generators for every megawatt hour of electricity they generate. They have featured in EU law since 2001, but have been mandatory under disclosure rules in the reformed renewable energy directive (RED II) adopted in 2018.
“The European demand for renewable energy tracked and documented with guarantees of origin grew at a brisk rate of 11.7% in 2019,” said Tom Lindberg, director of a Norwegian firm that supplies GOs to companies or power producers who want to use or sell renewable electricity, on Tuesday.
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